Dumfries and Galloway Gets set to Mark Armed Forces Week 2018

A range of events is taking place in Dumfries and Galloway to give people the opportunity to show their appreciation for our armed forces.

Flag Raising Ceremonies – Monday, 25 June 2018
Time Location
9.50am [0950] Midsteeple, Dumfries
11 am [1100] Town Hall, Annan
11 am [1100] Market Hill, Castle Douglas
11 am [1100] Town Hall, Moffat
11.30am [1130] Tollbooth, Sanquhar
4 pm [1600] Castle Square, Stranraer

Flag Lowering Ceremony – Monday 2 July 2018

4pm [1600] – Castle Square, Stranraer

Armed Forces Day Parade – Saturday, 30 June 2018

An Armed Forces Day Parade will take place from 11.50am [1150] on Saturday 30 June 2018 in Dumfries Town Centre.

The parade will be led by the Dumfries Town Band, followed by representatives of our retired and serving armed forces personnel and by members of our local cadet units.

The President of Legion Scotland Major William Turner and Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfries James Blackett will attend and inspect the front rank.

Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Armed Forces Champion, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “Every year since 2009 we have paraded in Dumfries to show our appreciation for those that have served and who continue to serve in our Armed Forces. In Dumfries and Galloway our Armed Forces are very well supported by people from across the length and breadth of the region and I invite everyon to join us on the day to thank all those who put their lives at risk for the safety and security of our country. As an ex-serviceman, it’s my privilege and honour to have been involved with the arrangements for this event.”

Armed Forces Day Uniformed Organisations Competition and Family Fun Day – Saturday 30 June 2018 2pm to 4pm [1400 to 1600]

This will be an opportunity for the community to come together with something provided for everyone. The local cadet units will participate in a drill competition, orienteering and 4-a-side football on the green. Other activities will include local entertainment and music. Organisers intend that this will be not only a day of ceremony recognising what all the men and women of the armed forces do on our behalf but a family fun day out.


For more info on Armed Forces Day and a full list of events see www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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